Programme Director – Power of Voices – Global South

The position: 
During the 5 years’ program period the alliance aims to increase ownership of the program by local CSOs. The program is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the “Power of Voices” framework.

Duties and Responsibilities 

o    To inspire and engage all necessary stakeholders in the vision for the Power of Voices Program.

o    Ensure equality, space and level playing field for the alliance partners, effective and efficient decision-making and leads the Joint Program Team (JPT) to translate decisions into coherent implementation.

o    Support the JPT, being the linking pin between the country teams, the Joint Management Team (JMT) and the Steering Committee (SC) and together with the JMT acts as the Program Secretariat.

o    Organize reporting and planning in support of the SC and JPT

o    Coordinate with a team of staff directly involved with the implementation of the Power of Voices Program, with the alliance members and through these organizations and the country civil society coalitions and experts involved.

o    Facilitate in a careful and inclusive manner, decision making at alliance level.

o    Support in daily coordination and day-to-day management.

o    Support the Alliance member chair (rotating) in the preparation of the Alliance JMT meetings and together with the Chair prepare the Steering Committee (Alliance Directors) meetings.

o    Ensure continuity in programming, implementation and alignment with the ToC and ambitions of the program with all alliance members. Provide strategic advice and guidance. Support in ensuring the shift to southern partners.

o    Clearly communicate and follow-up JMT and Steering Committee decisions and advice of Global and National Advisory Committees.

o    Ensure good team spirit within the alliance and facilitate contacts and discussions in case of disagreements or tensions.

o    Report to the JMT on program progress and coordinate program planning within the alliance.

o    Keep an overview of the technical and financial progress of the various strategies and ensure an up-to-date monitoring dashboard.

o    Consolidate internal and donor progress reports for the different components of the program in close collaboration with the Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) and finance staff.

o    Contribute to and assist with communication materials for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in close collaboration with the JMT.

o    Present program progress to MoFA upon request of the JMT.

o    Be first focal point and spokesperson for the programme for external stakeholders.

Introduction to the program “Amplifying Voices for Just Climate Action” 
The mean global temperature has increased by +1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline with increasingly frequent and extreme climatic events, threatening to drive another 100 million people into poverty by 2030. COVID-19 may greatly exacerbate these impacts, resulting in significant backsliding against the Sustainable Development Goals. Climate change affects the enjoyment of indivisible, interdependent and interrelated human rights, hitting the most vulnerable, the hardest and threatening to increase existing inequalities. We are at a critical juncture, not only in our fight against the climate crisis, but also in addressing the economic and social challenges to transform our societies in a sustainable, just and inclusive manner. Civil society needs to engage and have a voice to influence climate change policies. Business as usual will no longer suffice and is no longer appropriate.
In response, an alliance of 6 partner organisations, including WWF Netherlands, Hivos, South South North, Akina Mama wa Afrika, Shack Dwellers International, and Fundación Avina have joined hands to create the ‘Amplifying Voices for Just Climate Action’ alliance.

How to Apply 
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Arvin Santiago, at on or before 29th January 2021. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.

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